These are books that have helped me or have been recommended by those who have been helped by them.
New Beliefs, New Brains was written by an amazing woman who survived lightning. She had weird symptoms that doctors said might be from the strike and her exploration into the science of the brain after seeking control through meditation led to discovery of not only calming her own neurological system but also as help to those suffering through PTSD and other maladies of thought. LIsa founded the Neurosculpting Institute in Boulder Colorado. She has an amazing story and an amazing life work. She helps people recover from PSTD and understands how to deliberately activate parts of the brain usually left to the subconscious . visit her on Facebook
Pain Erasure by Bonnie Pruden is the book that introduced me to Trigger Points. The relief of my Serratus Anterior muscle took away the pain I had behind my shoulder blades for the first time since before puberty. This is an excellent lay person introduction to a possible eliminating longstanding muscle pain. This book has been invaluable to many suffering from fibromyalgia pain.
When my eye doctor lent me this book I felt like someone told me I was missing an arm and had never noticed. Susan Barry’s Fixing My Gaze told me what normal vision is supposed to be like and pointed out deficits I did not know I had. This book helped steer me on the path so that now I see in 3D on a regular basis. Vision therapy is not only for children with learning disabilities but persons with strokes and traumatic brain injuries whose focus (visually or attention wise) changed for the worse after their event.
This book has further development of vision therapy theory for going beyond average sight and into superior vision and includes exercises I would never have been able to accomplish with my old eyes.
Magic eye captured my interest and I remember my joy when I finally saw the images. who knew that was actually a taste of vision therapy?
‘They’ say 70% of your body is water. If Masaru Emoto is right, your attitude affects who you are on a cellular basis. The graphic photographs of snowflakes formed with emotionally treated water The Hidden Messages in Water makes me want to practice love and gratitude as a way of life. It reminds me that there are certain circumstances where there is nothing I can chose except my attitude, but choosing that, changes everything.
Vision therapy, Neuro-reeducation, Stroke rehab, ADHD treatments all strive to use movement and active participation to excite poorly focused or developed parts of the brain. In the event of trauma, previuosly dormant sections of brain tissue have been known to assume duties of tissue actually destroyed, thus returning function where a bleak outcome had been predicted. Play is good for everyone…Some of these activities are too fun to call exercise
I love the illustrations in Pelvic Power. Eric Franklin’s clear writing style describes the pelvis’ complex mechanisms are broken down muscle by muscle and function by function then give concrete maneuvers a person can do to correct faulty pulls. Using the mindfulness of a yogi, the practicality of a kinesiology, dancers, singers and adults that love to play will perform better if they understand the integration of the muscles that create the container that lies between the lungs and the pelvic floor. This is a great resource for Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists and anyone who is responsible for core stability. The exercises included are not too complex but they are designed to normalize complex dysfunctional patterns.
This would be an excellent resource for someone with C,O,P.D, Spinal Cord injury, someone after a stroke or traumatic brain injury because it goes into imagery, how breathing effects your weight bearing sequences. If you combine these exercises with glow in the dark activities you have one powerful program